Books That Matter-Indigenous Peoples book spotlight: 'Poet Warrior'

Books That Matter-Indigenous Peoples book spotlight: 'Poet Warrior'

Nov. 1, 2023

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month, November 1-30

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Books That Matter is a print collection of more than 100 titles which support our commitment to social justice and antiracism. Chosen by staff and students, the collection is located on the second floor in Main Library on a "working" bookshelf. Books are rotated and cover many different identities, histories, and genres ranging from autobiographies to comic books. Stop by to browse and/or borrow.

Book spotlight: Poet Warrior

By Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as U.S. poet laureate

One of the many books in our Book That Matter Indigenous Peoples collection is this literary journey along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of Harjo's poet warrior road. A musical, kaleidoscopic meditation, "Warrior" reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice.

About the author

Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. In addition to being an author, she has released four award-winning albums of original music and won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year.

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